Dec. 14, 2017 – Jan.7, 2018
Chris Maynard’s feather shadow boxes feature intricate cutouts from bird feathers. The surgical precision of his designs honor and re-imagine the feathers with a beauty and complexity that is only rivaled by the feathers themselves. In Maynard’s hands, a pair of pheasant feathers explodes into a spiral of ever shrinking birds. In another piece, a school of fish emerges from a single turkey feather. Each of Maynard’s works is a magic act, like a trick where a wand enchantingly transforms into a living dove.